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Apr.14.2010
Here's a nice article that appeared today in Rochester's alternative newsweekly, City Newspaper. It has all the details about my book signing tomorrow at the screeing for the new Dead movie, Crimson, White & Indigo. ----------------- When he was a teenager, local author Peter Conners took...
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Apr.05.2010
On Thursday, April 15 the beautiful and historic Little Theatre in Rochester, NY will be screeing the newest Grateful Dead concert movie release. The film is called Crimson, White and Indigo, and captures the Grateful Dead live at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on July 7, 1989. This was a stellar show...
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Mar.25.2010
Last July I was interviewed by David Gans for the Grateful Dead Hour. David tapes the show in Berkeley and this was recorded during a West Coast trip to promote the book. This was one of my favorite promos for Growing Up Dead - the interview was solid, plus David had me read some parts from the...
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Mar.17.2010
On Friday, April 9th I'll be reading/performing in Boulder, Colorado with  the band 18 Switchbacks. This will be a special night of musical-literary collaboration that's sure to serve up some surprises for performers and audience alike. The gig is at the the Boulder Draft House at 2027 13th Street...
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Feb.25.2010
Christian Crumlish wrote this excellent review of GUD for the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus Conference Program. You can also read it online (and with proper formatting) at his blog [Media Junkie] Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead by Peter Conners Da Capo Press,...
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Nov.10.2009
I'm reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis on Saturday (11/14) at 7PM. The store is at 3038 Hennepin Avenue South. I'll read for about 35 minutes and then hang around to sign books and mingle. For more info visit: [Magers & Quinn]
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Oct.19.2009
I've had a subscription to Rolling Stone since I was a teenager, so I was pretty psyched to see that my name had come out of original Rolling Stone writer Ben Fong-Torres' (he started writing for them in 1968, issue #8) head. Sure, the title of his entry is "Another Grateful Dead Book? Why?...
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Oct.02.2009
Hi Friends,Next stop: Albany! I'll be in town for a reading with novelist Jessica Anthony courtesy of the Frequency North series at College of St. Rose. The reading will be held on Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany. Click here for more...
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Sep.17.2009
On June 5th, 2009, I read passages from Growing Up Dead while Dave Stein, Garrin Benfield, Shoshana Zisk, Steve Cohn, and Chris DeJohn played their Acoustic Grateful Dead Night at Giordano Brothers in San Francisco, CA. This was taped on a small digital recorder in a loud bar with no previous...
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Sep.14.2009
Some great news for Growing Up Dead! The American Booksellers Association named Growing Up Dead as an Indie Music Bestseller in September 2009. The Bestseller List is based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide compiled over an eight-week period ending on September 9, 2009. As a bookstore...